What's another phrase or metaphor that means "to fulfill your dream" or "make your dreams a reality?"

  • +1 great question. I just wondering, why do you need to know this? Because I did too. Commented Oct 16, 2011 at 22:12
  • I was just writing something and needed to say it differently. I don't even remember what it was.
    – Mark
    Commented Oct 17, 2011 at 7:09
  • I just found "Let's make it happen!" as asking in English chat room. Maybe it helps you. Commented Oct 17, 2011 at 15:52

4 Answers 4

  • achieve one's ambition
  • meet your desires
  • fulfill your wish / make your wish come true

Looking for a metaphor, one option is:

To describe someone's achievement as a feather in their cap means that it is something they can be proud of. "The overwhelming victory of the team was a feather in the cap for the new manager."

Source: Success/Failure Idioms


Well, the word actualize means to make real. Specifically, self-actualization is a term used by psychological theorists to describe the process by which a person reaches his full potential. There's a subtle difference between fulfilling dreams and reaching max potential, so you could say actualize your aspirations.

  • Can I use actualize in place of make this dream true as well, or just "actualize it", if I don't need to specifying dream? Because consider, I just mentioned about that dream. Commented Oct 16, 2011 at 22:16

Another way to say it would be "to realize your dream".

  • Thanks but I'm looking for a phrase in a different metaphor realm.
    – Mark
    Commented Oct 2, 2011 at 8:23

How about in the grasp of your fingers?

  • That does not seem to capture what he wants. Perhaps, to be in his grasp would work but not in the grasp of your fingers which to me sounds like the beginning of an idiom where you lose the dream.
    – virmaior
    Commented Feb 4, 2014 at 2:01

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